Archer Assist Presents: The OCCS
A step-by-step guide to the OCCS
Brought to you by The Office of the Vice President for Internal Affairs
Archer Assist was a project established by the Office of the Vice President for Internal Space to ensure that DLSU community members are equipped with ample knowledge to properly navigate and maximize the online resources and on-campus facilities that the university offers. Among the materials organized by the Archer Assist team are these manuals which provide basic information on how to use various facilities and applications made accessible by DLSU.
The Office of Counseling and Career Services (OCCS) is a service unit that provides resource and consultancy services in counseling and career development, develops research-based counseling and career development programs, and engages itself in meaningful and collaborative partnership with various stakeholders of the University. The office, through its team of professional counselors and career services providers, delivers preventive and responsive programs and services which are designed to complement the academic and formation programs of the university and contribute to the holistic formation of the students.
OCCS values cultivating happiness among Lasallians. Thus, OCCS is committed to providing students a SAFE SPACE AND CONFIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT - physically and virtually - for them to be heard and freely discuss their academic, career, personal, and mental health concerns. Through these programs and services, OCCS provides support and accompanies students as they transition to university life .
OCCS is composed of a team of licensed professional counselors who value and support student wellbeing and facilitate the acquisition of life skills for personal growth, employability and productive living.
Proceed to this link: https://www.dlsu.edu.ph/offices/osa/occs-home/ to access the homepage of OCCS in DLSU’s main website.
In the homepage, click the About Us menu to see the overview of OCCS, the counselors and their contact details and the attached guidelines, which contains all the information that you need.
Aimed at helping students formulate goals and potential solutions to problems, improve coping skills, facilitate behavior change, and promote optimal mental health.
Student sends an email to email@example.com or text message to the following mobile numbers:
|Undergraduate Students||0928-454-6489; 0905-221-6924|
|College of Law||0998-443-7809|
How to prepare for an Online Counseling / Interview Appointment with your Counselor
[Before the Day of your Appointment]
Note: Rescheduling is highly discouraged
[On the day of your Appointment]
[Start your Appointment]
Provides support to students with special needs, specifically those with mental health issues and this also gives clarity and significance to stakeholders on how to deal with them effectively. Further, in collaboration with the Lasallian Center for Inclusion, Diversity and Well-Being (LCIDWELL), learning sessions, training and workshops will be organized to assist the faculty and staff in providing appropriate accommodation strategies to these students.
Accommodation Program Guidelines
Students with existing mental health conditions can avail the Accommodation Program of OCCS. This is to help give clarity and significance to stakeholders on how to deal with them effectively.
Student or parent(s)/guardian sends an email to OCCS at firstname.lastname@example.org for accommodation requests with the attachment of appropriate documentation of condition.
The accommodation counselor will set a meeting with the parent/guardian with or without the presence of the student to discuss the student’s concern.
Appropriate and necessary accommodation will be provided to the student to address the condition.
Any member of the academic community and family members can refer: students who manifest behavioral symptoms of personal, academic, career and mental health problems.
A student has the freedom to refuse a referral. The readiness of the client should always be considered. However, if his or her behavior endangers one’s well-being and those of others, it is the utmost responsibility of the referring person(s) to provide immediate help to the student by making the referral without necessarily getting his or her consent.
OCCS Office Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 8:00 am - 12:00 nn and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Other Helpline Numbers to Contact in Case OCCS is Closed
The Student Affairs Services (SAS) 1000 is a specialized course for freshmen aimed at promoting positive mental health and efficient career planning through the conduct of personality testing, online modules, and individual interviews.
SAS3000 is a pre-OJT required course aimed at providing career skills, competencies, and work values to prepare Lasallians for the transition from university life to their chosen career paths.
Offer psychological testing and Assessment Services to provide your counselors with information they can use to design appropriate interventions for you.
Involve immediate, responsive, and appropriate intervention for students who are experiencing emotional and mental distress due to critical life issues or events.
Our consultation services are offered to students who may need the expertise of other mental health professionals.
OCCS also brings relevant and updated information through various platforms to create greater awareness on topics such as mental health and wellness and to increase the help-seeking behavior of students.
All throughout your college journey, our Career Development Program helps you gain the necessary competencies to make responsible career decisions and the essential skills for your transition from university life to your chosen career.
As you near the end of your student life in DLSU, our Placement Services connects you with industry partners to help jumpstart your career.
This is a service provided to parents to encourage active partnership between the home and the school environment and can promote holistic development among students.
This is conducted to students who are graduating or withdrawing their enrolment. Future plans and the student’s degree of preparation are discussed.
Includes mental health webinars, mental health literacy resources, information and resources for remote learning and mental health during COVID-19, tips for time management, tips for online learning, mindfulness information and resources.
LS Links is a rebranded Symplicity Career Services Manager (Symplicity CSM) which is an end-to-end career services solution for employers, students/alumni, and career services staff. LSLinks is accessible at lslinks.dlsu.edu.ph.
Job Expo is a bi-annual event that provides internship and employment opportunities through company talks and recruitment activities done virtually.
Job Postings are provided to inform students for internship and job opportunities.
VISIT US ON CAMPUS
Room 203, Br. Connon Bldg.,
De La Salle University
2401 Taft Avenue
1004 Manila, Philippines
Telephone: (02) 524-4611 loc 419
Direct line: (02) 536-0226
Room 1505A, Br. Andrew Gonzales Hall
De La Salle University
2401 Taft Avenue,
1004 Manila, Philippines
Telephone: 524-4611 local 389
Room W402, Milagros H. del Rosario Building
Laguna Boulevard, LTI Spine Road, Barangays Biñan and Malamig,
Biñan City, Laguna
Telephone: (049) 554-8900 local 139
Room 304, Br. Connon Hall
De La Salle University
2041 Taft Avenue 1004 Manila
Telephone: 524-4611 local 416
Direct Line: 523-4286
College of Law Students (Rufino Campus)
Laguna Campus Students
Email and FB Page:
Facebook Page: DLSU Office of Counseling and Career Services
OCCS Telemental Health Services in Animospace